Corporate News

Furnishing Industry Timber Due Diligence Toolkit LAUNCHED

The Australasian Furnishing Association is proud to launch the Furnishing Industry Timber Due Diligence Toolkit. ‘The AFA, together with stakeholder partners and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, has developed the ‘AFA Timber Due Diligence System’ to...

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NO. YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER. 

But we’d love to have you. More and more, the AFA receives calls on a whole range of topics, but mostly from stakeholders seeking help or advice, usually related to a business crisis. Increasingly the caller has assumed they are an AFA Member, when they are not. What...

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Focus On Furnishing Industry Standards Now At Critical Point

Standards are applied to protect buyers, consumers and users. They are used to demonstrate a commitment to the community’s expectation of a safe and sustainable Australia and are recognised as a value-add to Australia’s economic efficiency, trade and international...

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Catapulting Designers into Global Furnishing markets

The AFA is delighted to welcome New Members, Catapult Design, a crew that is passionate about the very best in furniture and lighting. Catapult joins Australia’s most dynamic furnishing companies such as Zenith Interiors, Jardan, King Living and UCI as AFA Member...

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Nine More Failures

A further nine furniture product safety recalls have been reported this month, with Bunk Beds and Bean Bags heading the list and eBay being amongst the sellers under scrutiny. Consumers are urged to know their rights and Sellers warned to meet their obligations....

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The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

Social media is constantly in the news. The privacy issues facing Facebook and the recent devaluing of that business on the share market is making headlines. Many people use social media to find out the news, to hear and share opinions, to connect with other people,...

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Furniture Retailing in Australia

Well furnished: Increased residential building construction activity has promoted demand - a summary of recent IBIS World Reports. The AFA has summarised a range of Ibis World Reports on behalf of its Members. This report is in relation to Furniture Retailing in...

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Subject Line: Biosecurity and Illegal Logging Free Service

Did you know, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has a free service available to confidentially report information about suspected breaches of Australian biosecurity laws? Redline allows callers to report matters that may not be detected, reported or...

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ATO subject to phishing scam alert

BEWARE there is a new Phishing Scam Alert circulating at the moment posing as the Australian Taxation Office. You may receive an email that requests your credit/debit card details. Do not click on the link in the email or disclose your personal information.  This scam...

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Australia’s only dedicated commercial furniture exhibition

Co-located with the Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition, FURNITEX Commercial is the go to event for procurement officers, specifiers and property developers looking to fit out, design, refurbish, upgrade or modernise their commercial properties. Furniture and...

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What’s in it for all of us?

What do Quest Serviced Apartments, PGT Reclaimed Australia, North Metropolitan TAFE, Make It Cheaper, Apprenticeship Support Australia, Red Points, 3RT, FURNITEX and Design Furniture all have in common? These businesses are all Australasian Furnishing Association...

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Who wants to be the next furniture mogul? Parents take note.

Is Australia gearing up to find the next furniture mogul the likes of IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad? Federal and state governments are coming together to provide $187 million to fund 20,000 new apprenticeships over the next four years. This investment recognises the...

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Australian Border Force seize “Australian made” fakes

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is continuing its operational focus on trade enforcement, seizing ten Chinese-made pianos falsely claiming to be Australian made. Pianos are considered furniture products and as such have the same regulatory requirements as other...

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The real cost of getting workplace compliance wrong

From reinstatement of a dismissed employee to unlimited damages that could go into hundreds of thousands of dollars. As an employer, what could you be hit by? Businesses have to deal with a really complex set of rules when it comes to managing employees. As difficult...

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FIGHTING FAKE DESIGN FURNITURE ON ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS

Thanks to AFA Partners Redpoints, and Gus Hazel of James & Wells for delivering this really informative AFA dedicated WEBINAR ‘Fighting fake design furniture on ecommerce platforms’. In case you couldn't make it, here’s the link to the webinar on demand so you can...

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